10/17/19

Defining Your Favorite Facial Features

We all have features that we love. For some, it is the eyes, other’s lips, and some ‘when my head is tilted slightly to the left and down.’ What makes you feel good deserves to have more time and care paid to it. There are a few tips and tricks that you can use to show off your favorite features and define them a little more too. 
Photo by Zip House Design on Unsplash

Contouring

People have been contouring for years. And there are recommended ways to get the best of your features. You can create a stronger jawline, a higher cheekbone, and a super snatched nose with the right shades and techniques. If you are new to contouring, there are a lot of great YouTube tutorials like this one by Wayne Goss

Lips

It doesn’t matter if you have fuller lips or thin ones that you love and want to make the most of. There are a few looks that you can go for. The Classic look is where the cupids bow, and the fullest part of your bottom lip is lined with a lip pencil. The next one is for a fuller look where the entire lip is lined, and in some cases, overdrawn depending on where you want the fullness to be. To accentuate the bottom lip, a slick of gloss in the middle works well. If you’re going to make even more of a statement, you can contour your entire lip. A simple light gold pencil line drawn just under the fullest part of your bottom lip catches the light and makes the lip appear even fuller. 

Eyes

There is a lot of fun you can have with your eyes. From eyeliner and lashes to getting your brows microbladed like the images here https://www.binasbeautybar.com/microblading-services/. The quickest way to define your eyes is to darker the socket with a darker tone of whatever eyeshadow you are using. A soft brush with a defining point will allow you to tuck color in the socket. The outer corners blended out will lengthen your eyes. Of course, the cat flick eyeliner is a classic that servers to give shape and make eyes appear more prominent. A light shimmer in the inner corners brightens your eyes and makes them look much wider. A slick of lengthening mascara will complete any look in seconds. 

Highlighting

The shimmery dust of joy. Highlight has had a long moment in the sun. What started as a light shimmer now comes in a range of colors, and some highlighters (Fenty, Jeffree Star, Revolution Beauty) give you a lot of bang for your buck. Typically you will highlight your brow bone and cheekbones. But the trend to lightly dust the tip of your nose, cupids bow, and a bit on your forehead is going strong. Wherever your face naturally catches the light. 
You can have a lot of fun defining your favorite features, using new techniques or old classics. Just remember that you always want the best canvas - face cream and water is non-negotiable.

10/9/19

Winter Is Coming... early!!

It's no secret that I'm a little cold weather obsessed. Don't get me wrong; I love the flexibility and sunshine of summer. But, there's just something about the chilly weather, possibility of snow, and all the peppermint that makes me so excited for the season.


When Maple Holistics sent me some of their Winter Blend Shampoo to try, I was so excited to get a little taste of wintertime, early! This shampoo smells amazing. At the risk of sounding silly, it makes me feel like I'm swimming through a sea of delicious peppermint, when I wash my hair. I know, I know. But seriously, so good!! 

The only part of winter that always seems to get me down, is how the dry weather impacts my hair; making it dry, static, or lifeless. But, this year, I'm excited to try some of the DIY Oil Hair Masks from the Maple Holistic blog!

Since coloring my hair, last year, it's been such a long road to get back to my natural blonde color. With that being said, I'm always on the look out for shampoo and hair care products that are suitable for color treated hair. And on this front, Maple Holistics definitely delivers. Their Winter Blend shampoo is sulfate and paraben free, which is perfect for my color treated hair! 


If you're looking for an early taste of winter, check out the Winter Blend Shampoo, by Maple Holistis!